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Dimensions578 x 799
Original file size147 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Jan-12 23:17
Date modified21-Feb-12 10:56
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Camera makePanasonic
Camera modelDMC-LC43
Focal length10 mm
Focal length (35mm)60 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/60 at f/3.7
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
NGC 2244

NGC 2244

The open cluster NGC 2244 is like a jewel box of stars, however the case that appears to contain them is a treasure itself… the Rosette Nebula. The nebula appears faint through a telescope and was seen as a ghostly doughnut surrounding NGC 2244 in this sketch which was done on January 12, 2012. An 8" Dobsonian reflector was used at 57x with a 21mm Ethos eyepiece from Vernon, B.C. An OIII filter was added to bring out the faint nebulosity.